ComTech Advisory/ Lacima Webinar: Solutions for valuation challenges for traders. Consistency with risk.



Wednesday 31 January 2018, 3-4pm GMT

Recent industry analysis confirms that commodity analytics ranks as one of the highest items on the agenda of the majority of commodity trading firms both as a pain point and a source of opportunity.  All market participants that trade financial contracts in the energy and commodity markets need to be able to first analyse a potential trade to ensure it is optimally structured for their organisation’s objectives and then, once it is in place, risk manage the resulting exposures to the organisation through time.  Invariably, the pre-trade analysis and the subsequent risk management are performed using two independent analytical tools and the disconnected mathematical basis causes a breakdown in information flows, accuracy, and consistency.

In addition, as regulators and perhaps more importantly, stakeholders, push for greater insight into how exposures and risks are managed, another key challenge facing commodity companies is to be able to easily and quickly demonstrate risk strategies and methods to third parties. This is an area where the ability to capture audit trails and show consistency of approach across the enterprise is essential and why companies are seeking new tools.

Join us for this webinar where ComTech Advisory will provide an insight into findings from recent market research and we will walk through scenarios of valuation challenges faced by Front and Middle office and explore how the disconnect can be bridged.

Key points to be covered:

  • What the market is saying - challenges faced by Front and Middle office
  • Examples of valuation challenges:
    • Calibration to market implied data
    • Flexibility to undertake detailed analysis
    • Transparency of results for review and auditability
  • Achieving valuation consistency between Front and Middle Office


Your presenters

Dr Gary Vasey

Dr. Vasey is an industry expert noted for his analysis, consulting, marketing, and branding skills. With over 29-years’ experience in the energy and commodities trading industry, Gary has experienced the industry’s volatility as an executive of a trading firm, geologist, consultant, software developer, analyst, and marketing practitioner, providing him with unique insights, not just into the entire value chain, but also into how to position, brand, and deliver products and services to the industry.  He is a noted expert on the commodity trading, transaction and risk management software industry and an accomplished industry analyst and thought leader.  Gary has published more than 200 articles on energy and commodities industry trends in a variety of publications, is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and is the co-author of various books. 

Dr Chris Strickland

Dr Chris Strickland is co-founder and CEO of Lacima. In 2005 Chris was inducted into the Energy Risk Hall of Fame, and in 2009 was named in an elite international group of five by Energy Risk Magazine as a pioneering quantitative analyst who has made an outstanding contribution to energy trading and shaped today's global energy markets. He has also co-authored (with Les Clewlow) and edited a number of influential texts on the topics of energy derivatives and risk management, including Energy Derivatives – Pricing and Risk Management and Implementing Derivatives Models.


There is no charge for this webinar


To reserve your spot, please register by clicking on the link: Wed, 31 January 2018 3-4pm GMT.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Any questions? Contact us now. 

Can't attend the webinar but would like to know more?  Please email Chris Strickland.



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